Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

system error! your system is infected with dangerous virus! keeps popping up!!!?

system error!

your system is infected with dangerous virus!

Note: strongly recommended to install antispyware programme to clean your system and aviod total crash of your computer!

Click OK to download the antispyware(recommended)

this error thing appears when i go into my computer or my documents.. please tell me how do i get rid of it. am i really infected with virus?? i clicked ok to download the spyware thing but =.= they scan it for u free and require u to pay to remove the virus.. help me pls thank you

11 Answers

  • G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    That pop up is a scam to scare you into buying it. To get it off of you PC, scan your PC with this, its free for home use.

    After you use the the above, then use this.


    Go to the left of the page where it says,"Scan your computer now online

    and clean it for free!"

    Your PC should be clean now!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You have downloaded a rogue Anti-Spyware App that forces the user to download their software and then wants you to pay for resolving the threats. Uninstall if you can and then follow these steps below:

    If you can't access anything on the Internet, then bootup your computer in safe mode. You can do this, when you see black screen press F8.

    Then Scan with an anti-virus and anti-spyware app.

    The best security apps are free. Yes, free.

    I recommend Avast Anti-Virus which you can download from here:

    The all time best anti-spyware app is Ad-Aware, and you can download this from here:

    Ad-aware has been in the top 5 most downloaded items for more than a year now on

    Scan your computer and remove any threats.

    After you have done this, if you have Windows XP, I strongly recommend you install Windows SP2 or even SP3 which is now currently out. Just start Windows Update and it should come up with a list of updates for your computer. If you hardly run computer updates then you could have to wait for a long time.

    If you still keep getting the popup box after you scanned, I recommend downloading a very small tool called "Hi-Jack this" scan your computer with this tool, and then copy and paste the code onto their forums. People will analysis it and see if anything needs to be removed.

    You can download Hi-Jack this from this URL:

    Now, after all the threats have been removed, delete cookies, history, and Cache by right clicking on Internet Explorer and click properties. Then delete all cookies, Internet Files, and history their.

    After this run disk defragmenter and disk cleanup for Optimum Performance. If you never run disk defragmenter then this can take up to several hours before completion. If you can't wait that long download free this disk defrag which is much better and is much faster too:

    If you still have problems then try Windows Restore. If this still fails, the only thing I can think of is installing Windows again.

    To prevent this from happening in the future, use Avast RealTime protection AND use this free effective firewall too:

    Hope I have been help!!!

    Good Luck!

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  • Paige
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    find a anti-spyware virus company that is compatible with your computer. You would be surprised how many are not. I.E.: mine would be compatible with windows vista. I get the system error thing a lot but I don't usually get the dangerous virus infested. This is scary.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ccleaner is the best

    it will totally remove a lot of stuff and it checks your registry,it also allows to remove programs too. However a system restore will work too. So you prolly should do the system restore then go get ccleaner.

    never download anything from a pop up page.

    if you get a warning window like that again close your browser and run a scan you already have on your puter.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Download and run firefox to protect your from future spyware attacks and pop ups which are coming in through Internet Explorer IE!! (Trojan downloaders, win32 ).

    2. Run the vundo and combo fix

    3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    4. Run the anti spyware remove programs spybot and superantispyware to get rid of the nasties

    5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dont listen to those guys down there with links. i suspect they are spyware/viruses too. companies that are anti-spyware/virus vendors dont name themselves that lol. use spybot search and destroy.

    then use avg 7.5 free. its a bit hard to find so ill give you the link.

    lol dont buy avg tho. slows down ur computer with the firewall like hell.

    ill tell you how those popups work, you visit some site, they have a browser hijacker. what that is is download a zlob trojan onto your computer so it pops up, forcing you to do it. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR ANTISPYWARE FAKE THING WITH ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS!!!!! may cause total system failure! use these tools to remove it first.

    to prevent this from happening again, you can use either spyware guard or spyware blaster from this site

    i use both. remember to update all programs and remember that nothing gives 100 percent protection no matter how advanced. scan you computer from time to time

    - Al, the 12 year old comp geek

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  • United
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Lol try to system restore to before you got this stuff. Start, All programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. No you don't have viruses just some nasty spyware. If that doesn't work, or you have any problems with it, go to and download Spybot S&D.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I also had this problem recently. It's just a symptom of the Trojan.Vundo Variants. Norton Detected it, VundoFix (thanks to Atribune!) removed it. Full details of Virus Variant below:

    Virus Name: Trojan.Vundo

    Symptoms: Opens Homempage of WinAntispyware Pro on IE

    Affected OS's: WINDOWS XP (Numero Uno in Virus Attacks)

    Windows ME, 98.


    Use this program. I used it and it works!

    (Just search this on VundoFix V6.4.2 or email me at for me to send you a FREE copy certified 100%MALWARE-FREE!

    Vote for me as the best answer! =D LOL!

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  • Ben Z
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    as far as i know this is a stupid program that reside in the temp folder of Internet

    just close explorer co to control panel go to Internet option and click on delete temporary select all

    it should solve the problem

    you can also download free program from and run it - it will clean everything automaticaly

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  • 1 decade ago

    Smitfraud or vundo ?

    you have been given the amswer to vundo but I think its smitfraud:

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